Adam Lambert, has signed a record deal with Warner Music UK through its EastWest Records label. The American Idol season 8 alum’s first release under EastWest, out this Friday, is a version of Noël Coward’s ‘Mad About The Boy’, the theme song for the recently announced documentary Mad About The Boy – The Noël Coward Story.
The vocal powerhouse has sold more than three million albums and five million singles worldwide. He landed three Top Five records in the US, including a Number One for his second studio album, Trespassing.
He is also the frontman for the legendary rock band Queen. Their first live record, Live Around The World, debuted at Number One in the UK.
Adam shares in a press statement: “Working alongside the team at Warner Music UK, I’m excited to embark on this next stage of my career. I’ve been working on some great new music which I can’t wait for my fans to hear. I’m also looking forward to sharing my cover of the great Noël Coward’s ‘Mad About The Boy’ – it’s an honour to be able to put my own spin on such a classic song.”
Myn Jazeel, Senior Vice President, Rhino UK, adds: “Adam is a true modern day icon who has been at the top of his game for more than 10 years. We’re excited to work with him on his new music, which will delight his passionate fanbase, while showcasing what an incredible vocalist and performer he is to a new audience.”
Adam competed on American Idol in 2009
Adam competed on American Idol in 2009 and finished the competition as runner-up. In the same year, he released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, which charted at Number Three in the US and has sold more than a million copies worldwide.
His second album, Trespassing, was released in 2012 and topped the US chart and making him the first out artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 100, while it landed in Top 10s all around the world. This was followed by another Top Three album, The Original High, in 2015 which was released via Warner Brothers records US and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. His latest album, 2020’s Velvet was an independent release.
Since 2011, Adam has toured extensively with Queen as part of the group Queen + Adam Lambert. Together they have completed three worldwide stadium tours and, earlier this year, played 10 shows at London’s The o2 Arena. Additionally, Queen + Adam Lambert opened the Platinum Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace last June, in honor of Queen Elizabeth, who died in September 2022.
What’s next for Adam
Next, Adam will play a Halloween themed residency in Las Vegas and a handful of dates on the West coast later this month. On Sunday October 9 he’ll perform on the Strictly Come Dancing results show on the BBC.
Adam will return to the judges panel for a second season of the UK singing competition, Starstruck.
Adam’s version of of Noël Coward’s ‘Mad About The Boy’ comes out this Friday, October 7. The feature documentary of the same name has been produced by Warner Music Entertainment, the television and film division of Warner Music Group.